I'm an oil painter living near Denver. I paint portraits and figurative work, mostly originating from my own ideas but I also paint commissioned works as well. For adult portraits I can work from photos, from sittings, or a combination of the two. For kids I usually work from photos. If you have a project in mind where you think my work might fit, please contact me for pricing and additional information.
I'm always on the lookout for models - currently seeking Native American models of any of the western US and northern Mexico tribes for outdoors or on-location photos. These will be clothed modeling sessions - modern clothing (and/or period/traditional if you have any. Location I'm near Denver but am not restricting my location to this area. If you're in UT, NM, CO, WY, or possibly AZ, I could travel to your location (and would prefer this).
Additionally, if you're into SCA, historical re-enactments, costumes, steampunk, etc., and have your own costumes please let me know - I enjoy painting models costumes and clothing that I normally wouldn't have access to.
How I work: For my non-commissioned work, I generally work from photographs when I paint. This means that as a model you won't have to hold a pose for very long since the photo shoot will be pretty typical for you :) Modeling sessions typically last about 2 hours, sometimes 3. Please note that I am a professional and expect the models I work with to be as well. Please be on time and if you can't make the shoot, please let me know ASAP. If you work with me, you'll be signing a model release. Ladies and teens: you are welcome to have a chaperon present at the shoot (underage models will be required to have a chaperon present). I do pay hourly rates for modeling time or will also barter a painting for modeling time, your choice.